This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit my employer
Novell which is an amazing company, and also
Dell who in days of yore provided me with a
free laptop for Gnome development / conferences.
Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten
yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if
you are feeling objectionable perhaps here.
Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
- Saturday; fun hacks day.
- Mail from some guy wanting VBScript support in
Mozilla, if only there were more people to do the hacking
work in this area. Mozilla and Apache support would be very
- Played with gb for a bit, implementing collections,
it would be nice to get the '!' operator working; shouldn't be
- Decided that Violin practice was the obvious way
forward, suprising how well the first practice in a while went.
AFAIR it's the 2nd practice that is depressing, perhaps I should
wait a while.
- Apparently the Helix Code monkey has given my
Grandmother more pleasure than anything else she's had in the
past 5 years. If you have an ailing Grandmother, join Helix Code
quick. Red Hats, Shells, Camelions etc. just can't compete.
- Realised I was entirely right about removing the
horrendoulsy complicated multiple inheritance support from gb,
and simplifying to Gtk's having read about the .Net
- Wow collections are fun; you can do either
MyCollection!fish or MyCollection.Item ("fish") or
MyCollection ("fish"), thanks to Ron Guerin and G Wassenaar
for the gory details.
- It's nearly time to celebrate the fact that we are
still a free and Protestant country, safe from the boot of the
Pope; some call it Guy Fawkes night, most people have forgotten
what it's all about. Either way, worse than that, some can't
tell the date and are letting them off early.
- Very peeved with my O'Reily 'Visual Basic Controls'
book, the author ( cunningly ) decided to arrange all the
Properties, Methods and Events from all VB control in
Alphabetical order. An extremely innovative approach,
now if you want to call a method eg. ThisSucks you can find
what objects it is available on. Of course, should you want
to know eg. what events an MSHFlexGrid control fires you only
have to exhaustively search pp 383-687. Luckily 'Excel 2000
VBA' sticks with the rather boring approach of describing
each object in turn. And to think I bought 4 copies of that
book for various GB hackers...
- Spent an hour finding a totaly stupid, stupid bug,
compilers should warn about these clearly.
- After all this frivolity it turns out evolution
and gtkhtml xml translation is old and broken; doh, forgot to
fix them... Added Kenneth's work from bonobo into these and gal.
- Suddenly realized why the O'Reily author was so
dumb; it's because MS do the same in their library.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Novell, The
Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to
realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences,
Michael Meeks (email@example.com)